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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Apr 7, 2008 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No spam here

no retraction here, per se...

we don't put passwords on the Archive generated zips, period.
we've been having a lot of trouble with malicious posts and items in the last few weeks so i figured this was yet another attempt to either get people to type in compromised passwords or something. besides, password-ed zips? i've heard of that for rars but not for zips (but perhaps apparently i'm not so up-to-date on all the swell things people are doing these days).

so i guess you were talking about a zip for the offsite/non-IA link above, then?

no problem for people to discuss other sites or offerings on our site/forums -- but it wasn't immediately clear what you were suggesting (meaning -- i read it as you were talking about an Archive item...)

so there it is. you may push for a retraction more if you like. i can move my position more if need be 8-)
--tracey

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No spam here

Ok, Tracey, here’s how it all went down as I see it. A poster (alycabally) reported trouble opening a zip file downloaded from another site. Being a generally good-natured and helpful person I took a look at said site to see if I could ascertain what the problem might be. Whereupon it became evident that the zips downloaded from this site were password protected, a fact I passed on in the post you apparently took objection to. If it wasn’t ‘immediately clear’ what I was suggesting then perhaps a couple of clicks on the ‘see parent post’ link might have enlightened you. I’ve often, probably deservedly, been called many things on this forum, but any implication, direct or indirect, that I’m spamming, or condoning spamming, I find objectionable.

And yes, it is perfectly common to come across both zips and rars that are password protected. Feel like moving that position of yours a little more?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No spam here

sure i'm in a generous mood and recanting is important to you.
recanted.

for the record, i read all the way up to the mommy post twice and it wasn't 100% clear it was talking about another item (i often am confused reading GD forum posts, but i think there are often quite mystifying posts in GD -- all part of the charm/appeal i can tell).

(i took no objection to you trying to help -- very kind of you. i was concerned, and wrong, that you were one of the malice-ee-osious people we have been trying to hunt down...)

enjoy the week!
-tracey

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No spam here

Tracey - you're by no means the only one who gets confused by the posts in gd territory. Mischievous mystification is the forte of many in these parts.

I thank you for your graciousness - I may be an asshole (as many will testify) but I'm not an evil or 'malice-ee-osious' asshole.

You enjoy your week too!
Rob

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Apr 7, 2008 1:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No spam here

no problem for people to discuss other sites or offerings on our site/forums

Well, for any forum regulars reading this far: Given how the black muddy river flows through here, and recent effects from/on other fansites, do think before you discuss some of those other sites or offerings.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Apr 7, 2008 2:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: No spam here

I hear you, Ms H., and generally speaking when in sober and reflective mood (and usually when drunk and drooling too) I'm pretty circumspect about the posting of links to other places (youtube excepted - guilty as charged there I fear).

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